• Building Regulations Query

    By Guest on 23rd Jul 2014

    We are purchasing a 7 years old house which has an NHBC issued Building Control Final Certificate. The sellers had an additional room added to the house at the time of building and this extension had it's own full planning permission retrospectively approved. The local authority building control advise that this extension should therefor have had it's own building regs completion certificate as it was on a separate application from the original developers application. The sellers say that as it was built at the same time as the house then the NHBC Building Control Final Certificate for the property covers it. Help please - do I need to insist the sellers obtain retrospective building Regulations approval which is expensive or does this NHBC final certificate cover the whole property, including the extension?

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    By Guest on 20/09/2014

    First you need to find out whether NHBC were the approved inspectors for building control purposes. If they were then you would need to ask them whether the extension was taken into account when signing the building. If they were not the approved inspector and the building as signed off by the council then they must know what their records say so you would need to get retrospective approval.

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